Taking the next step for a newish company can be as exciting as it is difficult, but one of the best ways to get your business out there is through an exhibition – and there are many in the UK.
There are up to 400 exhibitions held in the UK each year, ranging from big events such as The Ideal Homes Show at London’s Earls Court and Grand Designs Live at Excel to smaller exhibitions such as the Legal IT show at London’s Business Design Centre and The Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show in Glasgow.
There are 214 business to business exhibitions scheduled in 2009 alone! This highlights the need to mark your mark in any way possible and one of the best ways of getting your business out there is at an exhibition.
But, and this is what lets a lot of businesses down, once you are at an exhibition it is vital that you stand out! This places a huge amount of importance of exhibition stands. You MUST get noticed! It’s no good having beautifully designed brochures or detailed sales pitches if nobody comes to your exhibition stands.
The most effective exhibition stands are visually appealing but more importantly are innovative. People are drawn in by something different, something new. And at the same time, your exhibition stands need to convey exactly what it is your business can offer in a clear and concise way, so the prospective customer/client understands what he sort of service he will get for his money.
Your exhibition stands need to grab the attention of those passing through, but obtaining the right balance between bold, classy and in your face can be a difficult task – and a time consuming one. That’s why many businesses now employ specialist exhibition stand design companies to come in and produce that ‘wow factor’ needed for your exhibition stands.
Setting up exhibition stands in preparation for the big day can be complex unless you really know what you are doing. That’s another reason why companies source the services of exhibition and display companies. Not only do exhibition companies design exhibition stands specifically for a company but they also transport and erect the exhibition stands and take them down when the exhibition is over.
They will also be on hand throughout the exhibition if any problems arise. This gives companies the peace of mind that they wouldn’t have if they decided to build and set up their own exhibition stands. Of course there are health and safety standards to adhere to also, so a lot of detailed responsibility comes from taking control of an exhibition stand.
The design process that an exhibition design company would take a business through is very detailed. Most companies use 3D computer software to design exhibition stands down to the last millimetre. This also gives the client a detailed image of exactly how their exhibition stand will look, so changes can be made during the process to get exactly the kind of stand that you believe would entice clients and at the same time offer the exact functionality requirements needed to showcase your company.
It’s the hassle free way to design and build your exhibition stand, and allows vital time for you to concentrate on other areas of your business in preparation for an exhibition. The most successful businesses don’t mess about cutting corners with certain areas and exhibition stand design is one area where specialist help is most certainly the best option.